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Join Us in 2018!

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

August 2 - August 4, 2018
KC Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Opening Main Stage

Delivering Diversity in Medicine and Improving Social Determinants of Health

Thursday, August 2 | 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Panelists: Daniel E. Dawes J.D.; Nadine Burke Harris, MD; Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, F.A.C.P.; Ned Calonge, MD, MPH
Moderator: T.R. Reid

Everyone should have access to quality health care. The United States spends more than every other country on health care yet it has the largest income-based disparities in the world. Being poor or a person of color in America is bad for your health and means you are more likely to suffer from multiple chronic diseases and premature biological aging. There is good news: Family physicians are well-positioned to help solve this problem. Come hear from the nation’s top leaders and health equity advocates about their inspirational work to address social determinants of health and reduce inequalities in health care. If you are ready to change the world, this session is a great place to start. This event is sponsored by the Health is Primary campaign.


Friday Main Stage

The Faces of Family Medicine: An Interactive Storytelling Event

Friday | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Storytellers: Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP; LTC Julie Hundertmark, MD, FAAFP; Kari Mader, MD MPH; Renee Crichlow MD, FAAFP; Eddie Richardson, Jr., MD, FAAFP

Family medicine is a specialty unlike any other, and this engaging storytelling session will be unlike any other workshop you attend. Top panelists representing the diversity of choice within family medicine—from working in rural settings and health clinics to serving our nation’s military—will share their experiences, their advice, and their passion for primary care. After all, when you choose family medicine, you aren’t choosing a singular area of focus, you are choosing anything, any future you envision for yourself and your patients. Join us for this unique storytelling opportunity, and hear about the many facets of family medicine directly from leaders who were once facing career choices just like you.